Andres Sawicki

Professor of Law; Director, Business of Innovation, Law, & Technology (BILT) Concentration

J.D. 2006, University of Chicago
S.B. 2002, MIT Brain & Cognitive Sciences
S.B. 2002, MIT Science, Technology, & Society

Phone: (305)284-8447
Office: G474

Andres Sawicki is a Professor of Law and Director of the Business of Innovation, Law, and Technology Concentration (BILT) and teaches in the area of intellectual property. His primary research projects explore the extent to which IP can help solve problems in the production of inventions and expressive works. He is particularly interested in the complex psychology of creativity, and in the difficulty of coordinating multiple creative collaborators.  Professor Sawicki’s research also examines the interaction among distinct patent doctrines. His work has been published by leading journals, including Cornell Law Review, William & Mary Law Review, and The University of Chicago Law Review, among others.

Professor Sawicki graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology with S.B. degrees in Brain & Cognitive Sciences and Science, Technology, & Society. He then earned his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School in 2006, where he was an Articles Editor for the Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif.

After graduation, he clerked for the Honorable Robert D. Sack of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. From 2007 through 2010, he worked as an associate in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. His practice focused on intellectual property litigation, especially Hatch-Waxman Act pharmaceutical patent cases. Prior to his appointment at Miami Law, Professor Sawicki was a Bigelow Teaching Fellow and Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago Law School.

 

 Publications

Patent Law: An Open-Access Casebook, with Sarah Burstein, Sarah Rajec, (2021).

Fashion, Models, and IP, Cardozo Arts & Ent. (2021).

A View of Copyright from the Digital Ground, 70 Fla. L. Rev. F. 102 (2019).

The Central Claiming Renaissance, 103 Cornell L. Rev. 645 (2018).

The Problem of Creative Collaboration, with Anthony Casey, 58 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 1793 (2017).

Risky IP, 48 Loy. U. Chi. L.J. 81 (2016).

Buying Teams, 38 Seattle U. L. Rev. 651 (2015).

Copyright in Teams, with Anthony Casey, 80 U. Chi. L. Rev. 1683 (2013).

Better Mistakes in Patent Law, 39 FSU L. Rev. 735 (2012).

Are Judges Political? An Empirical Analysis of The Federal Judiciary, with Cass R. Sunstein, David Schkade, and Lisa M. Ellman Brookings Institution Press (2006).

Comment, Repeat Infringement in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 73 U. Chi. L. Rev. 1455 (2006).

The Law of Creativity, In Preparation; Not Yet Submitted.

 Media Appearances

BLOOMBERG LAW May 4 2020 Quoted in Valeria Bauman, Generic Drug Decisions Stall as Virus Forces Patent Court Delays, https://news.bloomberglaw.com/pharma-and-life-sciences/generic-drug-decisions-stall-as-virus-forces-patentcourt-delays.

MIAMI HERALD July 6 2018 Quoted in Douglas Hanks, Miami-Dade Smoke Shops Are Selling County-Themed Paraphernalia. Enter the Lawyers https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miamidade/article214063629.html.

HUFFINGTON POST September 21 2017 Quoted in Claire Fallon, What Happens When a Big-Name Author Is Sued for Copyright Infringement https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/the-art-of-fielding-chad-harbach-lawsuitcopyright_us_59c2ca97e4b06f93538c1b5c.

BBC CAPITAL August 9 2017 Quoted in Eric Barton, In the US, Buying Streets Is a Centuries-Old Trend http://www.bbc.com/capital/story/20170809-in-the-us-buying-streets-is-a-centuries-old-trend.

Professor Andres Sawicki said the towns made their mark in patent law because of favorable rulings and verdicts for plaintiffs in the Daily Business Review. 2013

The publication of Professor Andres Sawicki's article "Copyright in Teams" was mentioned on Media Law Prof Blog 2013

 Presentations & Awards

An AI’s Responses to Prompts about AI Authorship, Inventorship, and Ownership of IP (May , 2021)

Cardozo Law School Arts & Entertainment Law Journal Symposium (April , 2021)

The Law of Creativity? (January , 2020)

The Law of Creativity? (July , 2019)

Trade Secrets as Trust Infrastructure (January , 2019)

The Law of Creativity? (April , 2019)

Are Photos Still Protected By Copyright? (April , 2019)

A View from the NBA Front Office (April , 2019)

Unbundling Legal Education (April , 2019)

The Law of Creativity? (March , 2018)

The Law of Creativity? (August , 2018)

The Law of Creativity? (January , 2017)

The Central Claiming Renaissance (January , 2017)

The Law of Creativity? (February , 2017)

The Central Claiming Renaissance (August , 2017)

Digital Pressures in Intellectual Property (August , 2017)

The Central Claiming Renaissance (April , 2017)

International IP (April , 2017)

The Problem of Creative Collaboration (formerly Law, Informal Rules, and the Problem of Creative Collaboration) (October , 2016)

Risky IP (May , 2016)

Risky IP (January , 2016)

Patent Assignments as Creativity Rewards (February , 2016)

Risky IP (August , 2016)

Risky IP (April , 2016)

Risky IP (November , 2015)

The Problem of Creative Collaboration (January , 2015)

The Problem of Creative Collaboration (formerly Law, Informal Rules, and the Problem of Creative Collaboration) (February , 2015)

The Problem of Creative Collaboration (formerly Law, Informal Rules, and the Problem of Creative Collaboration) (August , 2015)

Law and Informal Rules of Collaborative Creation (March , 2014)

The Problem of Creative Collaboration (formerly Law, Informal Rules, and the Problem of Creative Collaboration) (March , 2014)

Buying Teams (June , 2014)

Risky IP (February , 2014)

Risky IP (February , 2014)

The Problem of Creative Collaboration (formerly Law, Informal Rules, and the Problem of Creative Collaboration) (December , 2014)

(December , 2013)

Risky IP (December , 2013)

Copyright False Positives (August , 2013)

Copyright False Positives (by Ben Depoorter and Robert Kirk Walker) (August , 2013)

Copyright in Teams (formerly Teams, Creativity, and the Firm) (April , 2013)

Teams, Creativity, and the Firm (October , 2012)

Copyright in Teams (formerly Teams, Creativity, and the Firm) (October , 2012)

Teams, Creativity, and the Firm (August , 2012)

Copyright in Teams (formerly Teams, Creativity, and the Firm) (August , 2012)

Better Mistakes in Patent Law (August , 2011)

Better Mistakes in Patent Law (August , 2011)

Better Mistakes in Patent Law (August , 2011)

Better Mistakes in Patent Law (August , 2011)

Phone: (305)284-8447
Office: G474
Faculty Assistant

Nelson, Antoinette

Phone: (305)284-4277
Office: G264

Area of Expertise

  • Copyright Law
  • Patent Law